'Free Samples' Los Angeles Premiere

Jay Gammill makes comedic directorial debut with fresh young cast and 83-year-old scene-stealing Hollywood living legend

Tuesday May 21, 2013 marked the On Demand digital release of director Jay Gammill, screewriter Jim Beggarly and producers Eban Kostbar and Joseph Mckelheer's five-year-long labor of love - the fun indie comedy Free Samples - a day in the life of a hot mess Stanford Law School dropout/L.A. food cart fill-in (the hysterical Jess Weixler).  The red carpet was followed by an exclusive viewing and Q&A session with the cast, director and producer at Laemmle Theaters NoHo 7 in North Hollywood.  The official Free Samples after party took place at The Federal Bar North Hollywood.  V.I.P. guests enjoyed classic Funk and Soul tunes from the house DJ, complimentary cocktails, and a rooftop lounge with an enviable view overlooking NoHo.



Free Samples has some great performances througout the 79-minute feature.  Comedians Matt Walsh (Ted) as the disgruntled neighborhood stamp seeker, and Wendy Shapero (The Secret of Light) as the patchouli and bead wearing, drum-playing day tripper are stand-outs.  Jason Ritter (The Event) is hilarious as the clueless, un-housebroken, wanna-be rock star, and 83-year-old Hollywood living legend Tippi Hedren (The Birds) steals scene after scene as the sweet yet senile, former Warner Brothers studios bombshell beauty/man-eater.


The talented young cast of Free Samples also includes:  Halley Feiffer (Bored to Death), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Keir O'Donnell (United States of Tara), Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil), Joe Nunez (Bridesmaids), Angel Parker ("Soul Man"), Jennifer June Ross (Dick Night), Choice Skinner (Brotherly Love), Suzy Nakamura (Afternoon Delight), Madison Leisle (The City of Lights), Johari Powell (Oh, Brenda), James Duval (Delirium), Whitney Able (Bad Actress), Taylor and Tanner Vale (Stone Markers), Jeff Sloniker (Chick Magnet), Jordan Davis (Flashing Lives), Abigail McFarlane (Video Girl), Cory Knauf (The Hammer), Montré Burton (The Company We Keep), John Rosenfeld (The Levenger Tapes), Craig Gellis (Open Road), Anthony Traina (High Road) and Barrett Shuler (Mad Men).


Free Samples has its Los Angeles theatrical release on May 31, 2013 and its New York City theatrical release on June 7th, and is currently available on iTunes.  Watch the Free Samples trailer on YouTube, and follow the film on Twitter and Instagram:  @freesamplesfilm.  


For more information, visit FreeSamplesMovie.com.


Photos:  Copyright © 2013 Aaron M Thompson

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